Making A Tincture

Discussion in 'Concentrates and Extracts' started by TheGrassIsGreenerInAus, May 16, 2018.

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    TheGrassIsGreenerInAus

    TheGrassIsGreenerInAus Well-Known Member

    Hey guys I'm not certain if this counts as a concentrate or cooking with lol but anyway, I just wanted to get some hard numbers on my recipe. Firstly in Australia it seems we cant really get high proof alcohol, ive seen the odd 55-60 percent alcohol I think absinthe is 60 but in general ive been to about 5 different big bottle-os and a couple smaller in-store ones and usually the best is 80 proof, 40 percent alc. So firstly will that alone be good enough to extract with and if so - how does this recipe sound.

    1 ounce sugary trim, if I don't get an ounce of trim probably make up the difference with actual bud, I have two different strains drying so itd be an interesting cocktail of trim and bud from both
    700mL bottle of vodka

    Grind all the herb, decarb it, stick it in with the vodka, stick it in a drawer, shaking vigourously twice a day. Probably paint the bottle black too so as to not let light in when I shake it. I'm thinking 2-4 weeks to steep, then just leave the weed in the bottle, itll all settle at the bottom and as far as I know alcohol is a preservative so it wont rot, just keep seeping out THC (please correct me if I'm wrong lol that's why I'm telling you all)
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    that will work, but it will be green dragon, which means it contains a lot of chlorophyll and other non desirable stuff. if you dry and cure it first, you'll get a lot less chlorophyll, and it will taste a lot better

    stronger alcohol will make the whole process a lot faster, everclear (190 proof) does the job in a week or less
     
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    TheGrassIsGreenerInAus

    TheGrassIsGreenerInAus Well-Known Member

    oh shit yeah goes without saying dry and cure first lol actually I just noticed I DID say I have two strains drying ;) I want it to taste like weed not hay haha right so lower proof just means I have to steep it longer? I wont get an overall weaker product?
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    maybe slightly, but extra time should make up for most of it
     
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    TheGrassIsGreenerInAus

    TheGrassIsGreenerInAus Well-Known Member

    Sweet :) I'm thinking of getting a bottle of Smirnoff double black, triple distilled 80 proof and as an added bonus the bottle is already darkened AF so it wont let much light in when I get it out to shake it :) I reckon ill decarb, steep it for a month and should get blazed as from a shot or two hopefully :)
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    hold tincture under your tongue for a minute, it gets into your blood very quickly that way
     
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    TheGrassIsGreenerInAus

    TheGrassIsGreenerInAus Well-Known Member

    i did try that with a batch a friend had, burnt the absolute SHIT out of my tongue, I think id rather just drink it normally :)
     
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